Jan 29, 2014 1:29 PM | 0
What better way to celebrate Black History Month than to check out the winners of the American Library Association's Coretta Scott King Book Awards? Each year, these awards are given to "outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values."
The awards highlight both new and enduring talent, and commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Some fantastic books for young adults were among this year's author honors:
March, Book 1, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell. The first installment in a graphic novel series about the life of legendary civil rights leader and current congressman John Lewis.
Darius & Twig, by Walter Dean Myers. Two friends work to move on from their Harlem neighborhood to bigger things, but are thwarted by bullies, money problems, and drama in the streets.
Read more about the award here: http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards.
Stop by your library top pick up one of these books, and consider staying for a Black History Month event - all are listed here: http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/events/celebrate-black-history-month.